From which Perfume Emporium stopped sending to Brazil I had not bought any more perfume. But recently I decided to test the FragranceShop, one of the few US perfume stores that still send directly to Brazil, via USPS. In this article tale as this purchase.
I cannot blame the Perfume Emporium for giving up on Brazil. If I had a store in the USA I wouldn't want to deal with the losses due to theft of products at the Post Office either, rates invented overnight (post office), in addition to the possible institutionalized theft practiced by the Federal Revenue in the form of import tax.
Fortunately some stores still resist, and keep sending your products here, and to FragranceShop is one. Their list prices are not the best, but there is an ever-present coupon, the FC30, giving 30% off. Don't waste time looking for other coupons, no other works for international shipments. With 30% prices are compatible with those practiced by Perfume Emporium, already considering her coupons too.
Shipping is via USPS, and has two modalities:
- International Standard – 10-20 Business Days ( $29.95 )
- International Expedited – 7-14 Business Days ( $49.95 )
The International Standard is USPS First Class, the cheapest way of shipping from the USA to Brazil, with tracking, entrance through Curitiba, and packages that are rarely taxed. I don't know about International Expedited, but it must be the USPS Priority or USPS Express, who have a much better chance of being taxed.
As the freight cost is high, not every perfume is worth buying at FragranceShop. It is necessary to research and compare with prices in Brazil. But, there are few stores in Brazil that I trust to buy perfumes. Step away from Free market and this wave of market places suspects that broke into almost every store.
In the purchase in question, the perfume was the Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz. Remembering that 3,4 are oz 100 ml. At the time he was for $ 78,95 in the table and $ 55,26 with coupon FC30. With the US $ 29,95 of standard freight was US $ 85,21. The dollar closed at R $ 4,00 on my invoice, so the total price was R $ 362,59, already including the IOF. The package was not taxed.
In a reliable store in Brazil, like Sephora, the same perfume is costing R $ 499,00. So buying abroad still represents good savings, as long as it is not taxed.
It is worth mentioning that the FragranceShop declared the name of the perfume in the content description, and a value very close to the real: US$ 52,47, so that if the package were taxed, the tax would be approximately R $ 125,93. Nevertheless, the total (R$ 488,52) it would be a little cheaper than buying in Brazil. But as it was not taxed, the difference was quite considerable (R$ 136,41).
The waiting time was less than a month, which is very reasonable considering the absurd deadlines that we have faced in the past.
The Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz arrived in a cardboard box, with the actual declaration of the content and value close to the real. Freight value has not been declared. The package was not taxed.
There was a Correios tape closing the box and a warning that the product was refurbished at CEINT / CTA / PR for presenting damaged packaging due to traffic friction. I was left behind so, but it was all right.
Inside the box the perfume was in an envelope with bubble wrap, and with a lot of paper around. I can conclude that he was very well protected.
Check out the photos and the video of the unboxing:
These are the tracking information package, According to the USPS:
May 16, 2019, 4:26 pm Delivered BRAZIL Your item was delivered in BRAZIL at 4:26 pm on May 16, 2019. May 10, 2019, 9:26 pm Processed through Facility CURITIBA, BRAZIL May 2, 2019, 8:56 am Processed Through Facility BRAZIL April 27, 2019, 8:58 am Departed SAO PAULO, BRAZIL April 26, 2019, 10:33 pm Departed NEWARK, UNITED STATES April 26, 2019, 9:00 am Arrived NEWARK, UNITED STATES April 25, 2019, 11:25 am Processed Through Regional Facility JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 25, 2019, 10:48 am Departed USPS Regional Facility JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 25, 2019, 10:48 am Arrived at Regional Facility JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 24, 2019, 2:32 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 24, 2019, 1:28 am Departed USPS Regional Facility NEWARK NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 23, 2019, 11:51 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Facility NEWARK NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 22, 2019, 7:53 pm Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item SOMERSET, NJ 08873
These are the tracking information package, According to the post office:
|Delivered to the addressee object|
|Object out for delivery to the recipient|
INDAIATUBA / SP
Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution in Unit REMOVED / SP
CAJAMAR / SP
Treatment Unit in CAJAMAR / SP for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP
CURITIBA / PR
Distribution Unit in CURITIBA / PR for treatment plant in CAJAMAR / SP
|Customs supervision terminated|
|Object received by the post Office of Brazil|
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA /
from country to UNITED STATES of AMERICA / countries in International treatment unit / BR
Here is the summary table:
|Product Name:||Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz|
|Name Original:||Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz|
|Value:||US$ 55,26 (with coupon FC30)|
|Current value:||US$ 53,87 (with coupon FC30)|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||International Standard|
|Shipping Fee:||US$ 29,95|
|Package Home Country:||U.S. (USA)|
|Time in Transit:||23 days|
|Declared content:||Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Ea|
|Type Marked Content:||Gift / Other|
|Declared Value:||US$ 52,47|
A FragranceShop proved to be a good option for buying perfumes abroad. It is one of the few remaining, but it is still worth it depending on the perfume and prices in Brazil for the same. In the case of Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz It was worth it.
And I'm ending here with a positive evaluation for FragranceShop. Do not forget to share the article with your friends if you like. Good fun and good shopping.